Skip to comments.Sarah Palin's Memoir Ready for Christmas Book Market [TIME casts Authorship Aspersions!]
Posted on 10/07/2009 7:08:08 AM PDT by Steelfish
Sarah Palin's Memoir Ready for Christmas Book Market
By LAURA FITZPATRICK
Fans and foes alike are hoping for surprises in Sarah Palin's memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life, which leapfrogged Dan Brown and Glenn Beck to the top of the Amazon.com bestseller last week before even being published.
But with a few weeks to go until the book hits shelves on Nov. 17, the biggest shocker so far is the sheer speed with which she wrote it. The former Alaska governor penned the 400-page tome in just four months, finishing well before the planned spring release date. So how the heck did she do it?
Palin's publisher says the answer is simple: hard work. "When she resigned as governor, she had a lot more time and was able to really devote herself full-time to writing the book," says Tina Andreadis, a spokesperson for HarperCollins. "That's really all that there is." (See pictures of Sarah Palin.)
Well, there's also this: Palin had help. Editorial sidekicks are par for the course in political memoirs, though ghostwriters say many pols are heavily involved in the writing process. Palin's assist came from Lynn Vincent, a writer for the Christian news magazine WORLD, who has also co-authored several other books.
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You mean how like Bill Ayers wrote Obammy’s books?
The answer for the speedy writing is that the bulk of the material was already there. Palin kept journals throughout the Campaign and before, and thus had the raw material for the book already prepared.
We may also safely presume that she did not receive assistance from a mad bomber (as did Obama when he hired on Bill Ayers to write his fictitious autobiography).
Is that scandalous or what?
You mean how like Bill Ayers wrote Obammys books?
Yeah, well Time has discovered that Sarah Palin’s assistant was a Christian. A Christian!
Is that scandalous or what?
And I do that while teaching full time. I do not find it unusual for someone to write a memoir in a short time, esp. if you get a big advance and can hire researchers to track down dates and copy documents for you and your ghostwriter.
I've been working on mine for 30 years. I've almost finished re-re-re-re-re-writing the first 3 chapters!
LOL. Can’t write, huh?
What is this “Time Magazine?” Is it some kind of news magazine? I read the article and it did not impress me. Perhaps the people or person who does this “Time” thing should check out the internet. There are some really informative blogs out there. Hang in there “Time.” Maybe one day you will be recognized as a real news source.
So far I have “It was a light-challenged and tempestuous night.”
That’s it. I am cancelling my pre-order. I don’t want a book written by a Christian in my home.
This is typical snooty sniping from mid-town Manhattan.
“WE don’t buy our own clothes, and we don’t ADMIT someone helped us write our books.”
I just finished writing a 300 page book in 3 months. It involved a lot of research as well.
So 400 pages in 4 months seems easy.
I have “It was black and really rainy.”
But that’s racist.
BTW, are you copying me?
I will see you, sir, at the next Bulwar Lytton showdown!
You can tell whether you’re reading a liberal or conservative article about Going Rogue quite easily. Articles by liberals call Lynn Vincent a “Ghostwriter” while those by conservatives call her a “Collaborator.”
Notice also how the liberal author of the Time piece “reveals” the well-known fact that Vincent was collaborating with Palin and then goes on, without supplying any evidence, to imply that Vincent essentially wrote the entire book herself. If true, you’d think a “news” magazine would at least provide a shred of evidence. They don’t because she didn’t, I suspect.
Not in the ame leauge, but there are authors who know out a book every 6 weeks or so, Check the Harleguin Romance (wife loves em) series. SOme of those women crank out a title a month.
200 page 55000 words. In between jobs I can knock that out in two weeks - then the editing starts....
I just wrote my complete biography in 7 seconds. “I was born, I lived, and I died”. I don’t anticipate it being a big seller or ever making the Times #1 book list.
LOL. Wait, I have it . . . “Then the pirate ship appeared . . . .”
Danielle Steele is close to this pace, but every one sells half a million.
It was a dark and stormy night. Dark, not black.
Uh...right. Are you actually reading the thread?
Thanks, that my point, volume vs high priced hardback.
Reportedly much of it is drawn from her journals. This would speed up completion as others have noted as it’s not from scratch.
I expect this though. I still remember when some of Reagan’s material was released and the media was in shock he’d actually written them himself.
I thought it was a pretty even handed article.
That and VR Software I would guess. It speeds things up considerably. I would rather edit a heady conversation after the fact than try to write as fast as I think. I do believe Limbaugh said this is why he doesn't write much. His hands can't keep up with his mind and he loses the train of thought.
[Gee, I write MOST of my books in 4-5 months]
I have one I’ve been working on for 15 years, another I finished writing in five, but I’m doing one now that will happen in 5 months or less because I had all the research. Heck, I cranked out 125 pages the first three weeks.
Anyone who reads Sarah’s Facebook pages knows the girl can write.
Good point on the research. I get the most writing done when I know in advance what my research says, where it’s going etc. I’m slowest when I have to research as I go-—find this fact, find that theme.